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Gaillardia aestivalis

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
gai–YAR–dee-a ae-stih-VAH-lis
Description

This perennial flower is native to North Carolina with flowerheads up to 3” diameter.  It will grow in clumps up to 18” tall.  Flowers are in bloom from late spring into the fall and attract butterflies.  It is easy to grow and prefers regular, well-drained soil, but will also tolerate drought and dry soil.  It has no serious insect or disease problems.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#drought tolerant#fall flowers#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#native perennial#cut flowers#NC native#long-lasting flowers#summer flowers#native garden#rock gardens#pollinator plant#late spring flowers#poor soils tolerant#NC Native Pollinator Plant#wet soils tolerant#butterfly friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#drought tolerant#fall flowers#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#native perennial#cut flowers#NC native#long-lasting flowers#summer flowers#native garden#rock gardens#pollinator plant#late spring flowers#poor soils tolerant#NC Native Pollinator Plant#wet soils tolerant#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gaillardia
    Species:
    aestivalis
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern U.S.A
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Yellow rays with brownish-purple center cone
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Poor Soil
    Wet Soil